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State Football Polls: Willmar, NLS debut; BOLD stays atop Class A

Tops teams: Class 6A - Maple Grove, Class 5A - Mankato West, Class 4A - Stewartville, Class 3A - Esko, Class 2A - Chatfield, Class 1A - BOLD, and Nine-man - Wheaton/Herman-Norcross

Willmar juniors Matthew Strey, 64, and Ramero Trevino, 2, celebrate after Trevino scored a 5-yard touchdown during a North Central White District game against Rocori on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 at Hodapp Field in Willmar.
Willmar juniors Matthew Strey, 64, and Ramero Trevino, 2, celebrate after Trevino scored a 5-yard touchdown during a North Central White District game against Rocori on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 at Hodapp Field in Willmar.
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Football

For the week of Oct. 11.
Rankings are based on the votes of media members across the state of Minnesota. Includes first-place votes in parentheses and total voting points.

CLASS 6A

1. Maple Grove (8) 6-0 89
2. Rosemount (1) 6-0 82
3. Stillwater 6-0 72
4. Shakopee 5-1 63
5. Eden Prairie 4-2 51
6. Lakeville South 4-2 47
7. Prior Lake 4-2 33
8. Centennial 4-2 29
9. Forest Lake 5-1 14
10. Woodbury 5-1 8

Also receiving votes: Minnetonka 3, East Ridge 2, White Bear Lake 2

CLASS 5A

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1. Mankato West (8) 6-0 97
2. St. Thomas Academy (2) 6-0 92
3. Elk River 6-0 81
4. Robbinsdale Armstrong 6-0 68
5. St. Francis 6-0 54
6. Mahtomedi 5-1 51
7. Chanhassen 5-1 48
8. Rochester Mayo 5-1 35
9. Sauk Rapids 5-1 15
10. Waconia 4-2 6

Also receiving votes: Andover 4. St. Paul Harding/Humboldt 3, Bloomington Kennedy 1, Spring Lake Park 1

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CLASS 4A

1. Stewartville (7) 6-0 90
2. Hutchinson (1) 5-1 86
3. Simley (1) 6-0 82
4. Mound Westonka 6-0 68
5. Becker (1) 5-1 66
6. Marshall 6-0 53
7. Grand Rapids 6-0 41
8. North Branch 5-1 18
9. Willmar 5-1 16
10. Rocori 5-2 9

Also receiving votes: Holy Angels 6, Winona 6, Princeton 3

CLASS 3A

1. Esko (8) 6-0 95
2. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (2) 6-0 89
3. Dassel-Cokato 5-1 74
4. Rochester Lourdes 5-1 72
5. Cannon Falls 5-1 52
6. Waseca 5-1 45
7. Milaca 5-1 34
8. Watertown-Mayer 5-1 30
9. Minneapolis Henry 6-0 22
10. New London-Spicer 5-1 19

Also receiving votes: Plainview-Elgin-Millville 11, Pierz 3, Pequot Lakes 1

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CLASS 2A

1. Chatfield (9) 6-0 99
2. Minneapolis North (1) 6-0 89
3. Barnesville 6-0 78
4, Jackson County Central 6-0 67
5. Caledonia 5-1 55
6. Eden Valley-Watkins 6-0 52
7. Kimball 6-0 37
8. St. Clair/Mankato Loyola 6-0 27
9. Pipestone 5-1 14
10. Blue Earth 5-1 11

Also receiving votes: Concordia Academy 7, Rush City 6, West Central Area/Ashby 3, St. Agnes 2, Osakis 1

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Prep hockey report for Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, in west central Minnesota. Ben Swanson makes 25 saves in Fergus Falls’ 4-0 Central Lakes Conference win at Willmar
Prep boys basketball report for Jan. 30, 2023, in west central Minnesota. Cardinals shoot 38.1% from the field compared to the Tigers' 59.3%
Girls basketball report for Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, in west central Minnesota. Bluejays grab a 29-19 halftime lead on their way to the Camden North win over the Fighting Saints
Prep girls gymnastics reports for Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in west central Minnesota. True Team measures a team's depth
Prep wrestling report for Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in west central Minnesota. Tate Link takes first place at 182 pounds
Prep hockey report for Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in west central Minnesota. Willmar girls hockey surrenders an early lead to lose 3-1 to Mound-Westonka/SWC
Prep basketball report for Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in west central Minnesota. Willmar girls basketball falls to New Ulm, 69-67 in a non-conference game

CLASS 1A

1. BOLD (7) 6-0 94
2. Lester Prairie (2) 6-0 86
3. Mahnomen/Waubun 6-0 76
4. Fillmore Central 6-0 65
5. Deer River (1) 6-0 58
6. Mayer Lutheran 5-1 45
7. Minneota 5-1 39
8. Martin Co. West 6-0 34
9. (tie) Lakeview 5-1 17
9. (tie) New York Mills 5-1 17

Also receiving votes: Dawson-Boyd 9, Rushford-Peterson 5, Ottertail Central 3, Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 1

NINE-MAN

1. Wheaton/Herman-Norcross (6) 6-0 92
2. Lanesboro (1) 6-0 78
3. Fertile-Beltrami (2) 6-0 75
4. Mountain Iron-Buhl 6-0 67
5. Verndale (1) 6-0 62
6. Spring Grove 6-0 60
7. Renville County West 6-0 50
8. Kittson County Central 6-0 32
9. Hancock 5-1 10
10. Cherry 5-1 9

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Also receiving votes: Nevis 7, Mabel-Canton 5, Warren-Alvarado-Oslo 3

The panel of media voters: Randy Shaver, KARE-11 TV; Joe Brown, West Central Tribune, Willmar; Pat Ruff and Alex VandenHouten, Rochester Post Bulletin; Ron Haggstrom, Star Tribune; David La Vaque, Star Tribune; Chad Courrier, Mankato Free Press; Brian Jerzak, Prep Redzone.com; Jim Paulsen, Star Tribune; Jace Frederick, St. Paul Pioneer Press; Gary Gionbetti, Mesabi Tribune. Voting compiled by Jim Paulsen, Star Tribune.

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